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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Why Knitters Kill

Lets see, after several frogs of the sock in my daughters chosen stitch pattern. I finely worked out the number of repeats needed to have the sock fit just right. It involved doing some fudging on the back, by introducing a seam. But it worked and it fit. So Sat. I asked her to try it on and see how it looked. Because not all patterns look good in the round or on such a small area as a sock. She slips it on, perfecto fit. Looks at it in the mirror and announces "You know, Mom it looks like amoeba are swimming up my leg." She is looking at it like mice were crawling up her trousers. "So, does that mean you don't like it?" "Oh, no, it is ok" Ok OK OK awwwwwwwwwwh I know what "Ok" means, it means it will sit in her sock drawer until hell freezes over. Friends we are talking about 72 rows of lace and cabling on 2.00 needles. Not counting the previous incarnations of this sock. I put it aside and she picked out a different pattern, and I am half way up the foot. I am doing this one toe up for a change. She has tried it on and likes the pattern, all is good in sock land
keep repeating, i love my daughter, i love my daughter, i love my daughter :-)
I will frog the amoeba sock, as it is too big for me. I might make a version for me someday. But not anytime soon.

By Suzann
On Monday, October 16, 2006
At 10/16/2006 09:37:00 AM
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Blogger CatBookMom Says:

Grr. My sympathies, and admiration for your outwardly calm reaction to this. Not many knitters could have stayed so cool.

Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Grrr. Tell her she'd pay big money for amoeba legs at Sak's. She picked the pattern out!!!! What was SHE thinking?

Blogger jayne Says:

My daughter is getting the plainest easiest pattern ever in self-striping DK weight sock yarn. I made it extra long, but it failed to come up to her knee, and I guess it's a little tight (my bad).

She was disappointed about the knee part, and I was disappointed about the tight part. I have frogged it to make it wider and longer.

You are definitely a better woman than I am -- I would never have made it so far and given the response, would probably have wrung her neck with it. :)

Anonymous JessaLu Says:

Since I am the mother of an almost 17 year old girl, I would totally understand if you made her eat the ball of yarn ;o)


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